Pumpkin Spice Latte

I simply cannot get enough of pumpkin in my life.  The sweet and savory squash seems to pair well with just about everything. Being that I’ve never jumped aboard the Starbucks bandwagon, nor do I plan to take that route, I have yet to partake in the famed Pumpkin Spice Latte, over which the majority…

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Eggplant Elegance

As a teenager, one of my very favorite lunches at home consisted of grilled Japanese eggplant, radicchio, and gruyere cheese melted over a toasted baguette.  Yes, this is a bit unusual for a teenager to prepare at home, I am aware, but out of the ordinary and unusual are descriptions that I most certainly do…

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Guest Post: “Peanut Butter” Pumpkin Brownies

I am once again humbled, thrilled, and honored to host a guest post from one of my most favorite people on earth!  Alisa from Paleo in PDX continues to inspire me daily with her gifts in the kitchen, her life story, and her gracious outlook on life.  She creates amazing and spectacular food to share,…

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Just Right – Breakfast Bread

As you may have noticed, a sweet treat recipe from me is few and far between.  I like to obtain my sweetness (do I really need to procure any extra or am I sweet enough already? ~ pardon my sense of humor) from natural sources – fresh fruits and coconut butter being my favorites.  I…

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Caraway Scented Carrot Soup

This unique and utterly divine creation was somewhat of a surprise.  I set into my culinary creativity with the full intent of dispatching a roasted carrot soup recipe using a hint of cumin.  The idea sounded warming and delicious. Cumin reminds me of the southwest in many ways, as the spice is commonly used in…

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Bacon and Brussels Sprouts

Need I say more? Honestly, the title says it all. We know I’ve grown rather fond of crispy, crunchy pastured bacon.  I prefer the unsweetened variety – yes, it’s possible, but hard to find.  When out of reach, though, I’ll go for the honey sweetened variety of pastured bacon.  And, when paired with the savory…

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Pumpkin Chorizo Chili

I have been planning and prepping this spicy and savory stew in my mind for several weeks now.  I wanted to create something frighteningly fitting for Halloween night.  Pumpkin was sure to be involved, of course, but also this needed to be something spicy and warm, as Halloween in Colorado is typically a blustery cold…

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Good Morning Grub

I’ve grown to enjoy a super hearty breakfast.  Never before a savory breakfast eater, over the past few years I’ve shied away from fruits and nuts (my previous go-to morning meal) and drifted, migrated, and evolved into a warm and savory breakfast kind of girl.  Excuse me, kind of WOMAN. Now that I utter the…

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Recipe Revisit: Savory Veggie Mish-Mash

A few weeks ago I was approached by Redbook Magazine, asking for permission to highlight and publish one of my tasty fall recipes.  You can imagine my response…”heck yes!” I simply could not contain my excitement.  The email asked for high resolution images, so with much gusto, I whipped up the requested recipe and put…

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Spiced Sloppy Sams

Growing up, I loved “Sloppy Joe Night.”  My mom created some of the best sloppy samiches on the face of the earth!  Sometimes referred to as “Sloppy Toms,” when ground turkey was the protein of choice, but always drippy, tangy, sweet, and saucy…perfect for an evening at home or at the family cabin.  I think,…

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